FCO-IM (Fully Communication Oriented Information Modelling) is a successor of NIAM which is a modelling method based upon natural language. The FCO-IM superseded this method by introducing a few enhancements which made it much more powerful. FCO-IM contains a structural set of principles which are an addition to NIAM.
NIAM stands for Nijssen Information Analysis Method developed by Nijssen, Falkenberg and Meersman during the years from 1967-1977. From there Nijssen worked together with Halpin and developed ORM in Australia starting at 1989.
FCO-IM advantages compared to other traditional modelling methods are:
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